Chaka Chak Lyrics Contest

Shankar Mahadevan Academy's mission is to spread the 'Joy of Music' .  We believe music has the power to bring change. This year, we are harnessing the power to music to raise our voices towards  "Swachh Bharat - a Clean India".   

Inspire people to join this cause and also win a golden chance to get Shankar Mahadevan to sing lyrics penned by you!

Include the chorus "चका चक " (Chaka Chak) anywhere in the song.

The song will be sung by Shankar & team, and will be produced by the Shankar Mahadevan Academy.

The song will be made available to one and all through social media. Send us your lyrics 15th April, 2017 3:00 PM IST to take part in this competition. The winner also gets a free self-study course from the Academy.


Winning Prizes (Terms & Conditions apply):


  • An interaction with Shankar Mahadevan online 
  • Winning lyrics song will be produced by SMA, with Shankar as one of the singers. Winner’s name will be displayed in the credits of the video/audio file
  • One free self study course of their choice from the academy


Contest Highlights


Winner of Chaka Chak Lyrics Contest - Shraddha Sehgal!


The winner will be judged on the following criteria:


Parameters Points
Content of Lyrics 20
Rhyme and Metre of the Poetry 15
Expressiveness of the Lyrics 20
Aesthetic Language of the Lyrics 15
Mood & Expression of the lyrics in the Oral Rendition 10
Overall impact of the Song/Poem 20



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Terms & Conditions

  • Lyrics to be written primarily in Hindi, but may use other languages as need be to convey a specific feeling of emotion.
  • Acceptable file format for written lyrics or scanned copy: pdf, doc, png, jpeg
  • Acceptable file format for the recorded audio (your tune for your lyrics) is mp3, wma, wav, m4a and amr
  • Size of each file should not exceed 10 MB
  • One time purchase gives you access for only one submission. Please ensure that you upload the correct files. No requests for changing the file that is submitted initially will be entertained.
  • The academy is not liable for refund, once payment has been made.
  • Any complaints related to the submission will be addressed according to the discretion of the Academy.
  • Lyrics  file will become the property of academy after submission. The uploaded content will not be returned to the student and will be archived. The Academy reserves the right to use the rendition as it deems fit.
  • This is an open contest with no age limit and judgement is purely made on the parameters stated below.
  • The judges’ decision on the participants’ performance (both recorded & live) will be final & binding and cannot be challenged by the participant or any representative of the participant under any circumstances.